BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday met with party MPs and asked them to remain in constant touch with voters and to immediately open public contact offices in their constituencies.
Close on the heels of the party’s humiliating rout in the Uttarakhand by-polls, the party chief addressed MPs at the BJP parliamentary party meeting and asked them to strive to continue the party’s winning streak in the assembly elections. “People have given a clear mandate and put several major and bigger responsibilities on our shoulders. It is our duty to stand up to their expectations,” Shah said. Stay in touch with the voters through sampark, samvad and samanvaya (contact, communication and coordination), Shah advised the MPs.
He said that while it would be the duty of MPs in poll-bound states to ensure the party’s victory in their states, other MPs would also be deployed for party work.
Shah also asked party MPs to utilise their MPLAD fund effectively and called on each MP to set up a coordination committee for spending of MPLADS funds.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who chaired the meeting, introduced Shah to the MPs. The issue of the UPSC row was also raised at the meeting.